I shouldn’t really admit this in public but I am a GLEEK. I love the show Glee. I watch it every week. I don’t watch it on TV as it’s on at 8pm which is my time to spend with the boys, but I catch it online the next day.
It’s not an amazing show by any stretch of the imagination, but I find it entertaining and it is one of the handful of shows that I actually take the time to watch. KoD would never watch it with me and I am totally ok with that. I don’t need to watch the shows on the military channel – we can have separate interests.
This week’s Glee episode was their holiday one. Lots of red and green and singing Xmas tunes. KoD walked into our room as I was watching and objected to me watching this particular episode – being that it was all about Xmas and trees and candy canes and Santa. He thought that it was wrong to watch such a show when we are living such a Jewish life.
I told him that it was purely entertainment – that there was nothing nefarious about watching such a show. It’s not like I am going to want to celebrate Xmas after watching Glee for 42 minutes. Puhleese. It’s not even as if this show, as many others, puts the X in Xmas – where’s the religion? It’s all about gifts and trees and a jolly man in a red suit. Jesus wasn’t mentioned ONCE.
So, other than giving me blog fodder, (thanks dude), does the KoD have a point? Do you banish any mention of Xmas from the house? Do you watch all the Xmas specials that are on TV around this time? Do you try to strike the right balance? What is the right balance?